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  Matt Santos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santos was elected to the Houston City Council in 1994, where he served for two years until his election as mayor.
Santos was later elected to the United States House of Representatives representing the 18th Congressional District and served for three terms.
Santos later offered Vinick the position of Secretary of State in his administration, and when the show concluded in May 2006, it was thought very likely that Vinick would be confirmed by the United States Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Matt_Santos   (1449 words)

  
 The West Wing presidential election, 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santos was given little chance of success at the outset of his campaign, in light of the more favored Vice President Robert Russell and former Vice President John Hoynes.
The major party candidates were Representative Matt Santos of Texas and former Secretary of Labor Leo McGarry of Illinois, the Democratic Party's Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, and Senator Arnold Vinick of California and Governor Ray Sullivan of West Virginia, the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees of the Republican Party.
Santos reiterated his commitment to greater federal involvement in public education, opposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supported a moratorium on the federal death penalty, and pledged never to go to war for oil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_2006_(The_West_Wing)   (4758 words)

  
 FootnoteTV® : The West Wing : Santos v. Vinick Campaign Guide
Santos thus is willing to increase the federal role in education policy, and says that education is too important for the federal government to not become more involved.
Santos said that he does believe that the theory of evolution is accurate and that he does believe that God had some role in the development or creation of humanity, though he does not believe that intelligent design or creationism should be taught in public schools.
Santos said in King Corn that he wanted to do something to promoter fathers being involved with their children, such as making "deadbeat dads" pay child support.
www.newsaic.com /ftvwwcampaignguide.html   (2033 words)

  
 candidates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Matt Santos is a former congressman from Texas and Mayor of Houston.
Santos was recruited by then White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman to run for the presidency.
Santos is the first Hispanic-American to be elected to the presidency.
www.geocities.com /softballchampshame/candidates.html   (275 words)

  
 NBC.com > The West Wing > Campaign > Santos/McGarry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Matthew V. Santos was born in St. Joseph's Hospital in Texas.
One of seven children born to Luis and Marita Santos, Matt grew up in the Second Ward — the oldest Mexican-American neighborhood in Houston and home to six generations of the Santos family.
Matt has never forgotten the lessons he learned as a young man in Houston — lessons in faith and perseverance that have fortified him through his political and lifelong journey.
www.nbc.com /The_West_Wing/Campaign/Santos_McGarry   (570 words)

  
 For ‘West Wing’ fans, Santos is their man - TV DRAMA - MSNBC.com
Matthew Santos (D-Texas) should be the next President of the United States, according to the latest Zogby International poll.
Meanwhile, 42 percent of fans rated Santos as highly favorable and almost 46 percent said he was somewhat favorable.
Slightly more than 66 percent of respondents believe Santos would be more likely to pull over and help them if they were stranded on the side of the road (only 10 percent though Vinick would) and 52 percent would like to have dinner with the Texas Democrat (35 percent would prefer the California Republican).
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9912744   (703 words)

  
 Ask Matt Roush - tvguide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Matt Roush: You will notice I didn't lead this column with Emmy reaction (if you want to weigh in, visit my Dispatch blog from earlier this week), and I'm only including this because I was so amused by Joyce's passion.
Matt Roush: Normally, I would agree with this opinion (see above for my tribute to all things "dorky"), but this wasn't just humiliation, it was conflict, and it got to the core of the challenge: Can a designer adapt his or her style to a different sort of client?
Matt Roush: Graceful is such an odd word to use to describe a series this raw, bloody and profane, but it does seem to apply to the understated way it went out.
tvguide.com /TV/Roush/AskMatt/default.htm?cmsRedir=true&...   (2799 words)

  
 As Leo McGarry Dies, Chicago Tribune Endorses Matt Santos For President [December 17, 2005]
Spencer's character is the vice-presidential running mate to Santos (played by Jimmy Smits) in the current Season 7 of The West Wing, although many Australian fans of the series will be unaware of this because those bastards at Channel 9 stopped showing the program mid-way through Season 5.
The paper was responding to a comment by John Spencer's character in an episode which attributed increasing electoral support for Santos to an editorial in the "Trib".
The Santos camp was especially heartened by results from Illinois, where the candidate had cut a 9-point deficit down to 4.
www.australianpolitics.com /news/2005/12/05-12-17_john-spencer.shtml   (674 words)

  
 The West Wing | PopMatters Television Review
The characters' lines were scripted and rehearsed, just like real-life candidates, but the actors also improvised, with the pauses and hiccups in their delivery adding to the impression that the debate was "real." The debate was performed twice, aired live for both the East and West Coasts.
When Santos responded, "Okay, let's have a real debate," the candidates proceeded to delve into a fairly frank discussion of a long list of issues that politicians seldom address candidly.
Santos' retort was also a signal flare sent up by The West Wing's brain trust to nonfiction politicians that the "real" debates they have served up to the public in recent years lack matter and forthrightness, and that they were being schooled on how it ought to be done.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/w/west-wing-051116.shtml   (2100 words)

  
 The Democratic Daily » Blog Archive » The Santos-Vinick Live Debate
Kerry supporters will appreciate how Santos responds to having made a statement that he voted for something before he voted against it in explaining they were different votes under different circumstances.
Santos then presents what he would do if not bound to such restrictions–and it is a plan which also makes sense in the real world.
Santos also does an excellent job of responding to Republican attacks on liberals and in responding to the Republican holy grail of cutting taxes.
blog.thedemocraticdaily.com /?p=1083   (630 words)

  
 The West Wing | PopMatters Television Review
In Arnie Vinnick (Alan Alda) and Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits), the show devised two worthy candidates: if only the Republicans and Democrats could come up with such levelheaded and intelligent choices, either being preferable to the man occupying the office currently.
In the fiction's end, Santos emerged the victor when a nuclear power plant accident sank Vinick's campaign (the metaphor might seem overstated, but the series set him up as a vocal supporter of nuclear power).
But they thought it would be too much to have Santos lose his VP and the election both, so they altered the outcome.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/w/west-wing-060517.shtml   (1037 words)

  
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After seven TV seasons (and two terms in his fictional White House), the heroic, quirky, often embattled chief executive played by Martin Sheen was succeeded by Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits).
In particular, former chief of staff Leo McGarry, who had died suddenly on the campaign trail as Santos' vice-presidential running mate, was repeatedly recalled (as was, implicitly, the late John Spencer, who played him until his death of a heart attack last December).
In the unseen Santos administration ahead, "West Wing" favorites Donna Moss and Josh Lyman (Janel Moloney and Bradley Whitford) will be part of the team - and presumably will remain an item, a recent development after having been partners for years in TV's sexiest unconsummated, unacknowledged romance.
www.11alive.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=79828   (636 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: Matt Santos for President?: West Wing Finale
Last night's episode where Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits) was nominated to be the Democratic nominee for President was, indeed fairly predictable.
The program has not concentrated on the fact that Santos is Hispanic, though that fact has come up as plot elements a time or two when he was trying - and losing - support from big Hispanic groups in California (where he still won the primary).
Matt Santos for President?: West Wing Finale: (Cross-posted at Blogcriitcs april 7) Well, the move was smart on two counts - plot and demographics.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/04/07/113328.php   (1785 words)

  
 Swing State Project: Santos Dominates Debate with Vinick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Santos, an Hispanic character played by Jimmy Smits, would win in a landslide over Vinick, played by Alan Alda, capturing 59% of the popular vote, compared to 29% for Vinick, the poll shows.
In one of those weird life imitating art imitating reality situations, some Democrats might be interested in what the Santos character brings to the table to allow him to win Independents 3:1 and get 29% of Republican voters.
Assume for a moment that the circumstances portrayed in The West Wing were real (that Josiah Bartlet was President, and that Matt Santos and Arnold Vinick were candidates for President).
www.swingstateproject.com /2005/11/santos_dominate.php   (347 words)

  
 FootnoteTV® : The West Wing : Two Weeks Away
The race has turned around, with Matt Santos finally taking the lead in terms of electoral votes due to finally gaining the lead in his home state of Texas while Arnold Vinick loses his lead in many states.
As of this episode, Santos has the lead in 18 states for a total of 190 electoral votes, Vinick has the lead in 14 states for a total of 104 electoral votes, and 19 states with 244 electoral votes are up for grabs.
If it turns out that Matt Santos did have an illegitimate child, he would not be the first such presidential candidate and perhaps not even the first president.
www.newsaic.com /ftvww146i.html   (974 words)

  
 Bartlet4America News Archive: November 2005 Archives
Santos, in a moment that had many Democrats slapping their foreheads, found a way to rehabilitate the adjective “liberal” in a fashion that has eluded the party for decades:
In this live episode, make-believe Republican candidate Arnold Vinick startled his pretend Democratic rival, Matt Santos, by suggesting at the outset that their carefully negotiated rules of engagement be thrown out.
Santos, meanwhile, figures he's been boxed into a corner as the candidate of "the abortion-without-limits party." That's a no-win place to be, too.
b4a.healthyinterest.net /news/2005_11.html   (11391 words)

  
 The National Library - West Wing Fan Fiction - A New Day Has Come
Matt Santos was poised, well-spoken, intelligent, and very youthful looking next to the older man. Helen Santos had become a media darling — stay at home moms were very taken with her.
Matt Santos was a smart man — he knew that the Bartlet staff had a lot to do with why he was about to be the next President and they deserved just as much recognition as the Santos staff.
Ronna was going to be Donna's assistant in the Congressional Liaisons office and Ned was going to be Matt Santos' new body man. Debbie had become very loyal to Jed Bartlet, so she was going to run his offices in Manchester and help with the final planning stages of the Bartlet Presidential Library.
national-library.net /stories/kathleenhughes/a-new-day-has-come.htm   (5644 words)

  
 Henneberger: Matt Santos for President - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com
On the down side, he is Rep. Matt Santos, a Texas Democrat who exists only on TV’s “The West Wing.” (Santos, who is played by Jimmy Smits, was supposed to have a "real'' debate with his Republican opponent, played by Alan Alda, in a live episode on Sunday night.
Santos, on the other hand, is moderate but not muddled, acute without any need to condescend, capable with people but not a total operator, a man of faith so centered he can stride right past the culture wars.
He has a conscience, and often minds it, yet he can also be cold--this, too, being something of a requirement for the job--as when he ships a longtime aide back to Houston without so much as a wave or a thank-you note.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9927609   (724 words)

  
 Roush Dispatches - tvguide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Such a bittersweet victory for Jimmy Smits' Matt Santos on The West Wing Sunday night, winning a nail-biter of a presidential race (it all came down to Nevada, a state in which he couldn't even remember campaigning) in the wake of running mate Leo McGarry's tragic death.
My favorite TV moment this week (granted, I've been on the road and haven't watched a lot) occurred early Wednesday morning, as Matt Lauer defused the mawkish sentiment on the Today set in the wake of Katie Couric's long-awaited announcement that she would be leaving soon for CBS.
These were hardly surprise moves — all of this had been dissected thoroughly in the press before the official announcements went out — but still, it's an epic week in the history of high-profile women in TV news.
www.tvguide.com /tv/roush/dispatches   (991 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Smits wins 'West Wing' presidential poll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Santos (Jimmy Smits) holds a commanding lead among female viewers of West Wing.
"While he and Santos are tied among men, each getting 35% of the vote, Santos holds a commanding lead among women, where he outpolls Vinick 53% to 22%," Zogby said.
The poll was conducted Feb. 18-25 and the results were based on the answers of 5,505 American adults nationwide who said they were viewers of the show.
usatoday.com /life/television/news/2005-03-03-west-wing-poll_x.htm?...   (264 words)

  
 DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2006®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The reversal of fortune for Matt Santos -- the Democratic nominee, played by Jimmy Smits, who was the victor -- had nothing to do with any shift in opinion among voters or a liberal ideology of the show's writers and producers.
Instead, Lawrence O'Donnell, an executive producer of the show, said he and his fellow writers had declared Santos the winner only after the death, in mid-December, of John Spencer, who portrayed Santos' running mate.
At the time of Spencer's death, the plot for Sunday night's episode had been set: The election was to be won by Alan Alda's Arnold Vinick, a maverick Republican (modeled a bit on Sen. John McCain), whom many Democrats (including the Democrats who write the show) could learn to love.
www.drudgereport.com /flash2ww.htm   (209 words)

  
 The Ticket - The West Wing Episode Guide
But Santos (Jimmy Smits) is worried about VP candidate Leo McGarry's negatives.
Josh (Brad Whitford) is caught off guard when political commentators are critical of Leo (John Spencer) as a running mate for Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits).
TVGuide.com's Matt Mitovich tells me that one of his cronies went back and rewatched the episode and insists that Leo did not appear in the sequence.
www.westwingepguide.com /S7/Episodes/135_TT.html   (801 words)

  
 The West Wing, Seventh Season: 707 "Live Debate Episode"
Santos explains his position in a little more depth.
Ask yourself if Matt Santos is the kind of guy who's going to give up on the promises that he's made tonight because it's going to be too tough to get them done.
Talk about what it was like for Matt Santos to go from where he was baptized 45 years ago in San Antonio to where he's standing tonight.
westwing.bewarne.com /seventh/707live.html   (1643 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/11600615
Having enough new material for two more full-length records by early 2005, he decided to focus his energies on refining existing songs and exploring new musical possibilities and approaches to songwriting.
After talks of signing a deal with a major lable, Matthew Santos intends on always remaining a credible "by-the-art-for-the-art" musician, as his Chicago/Minneapolis following continues to quickly grow deeper.
Matthew Santos' second album is scheduled for release in early summer of '06, while plans for nation wide tour are in motion.-------www.matthewsantos.com-------- I created my profile with Myspace Layouts+
www.myspace.com /11600615   (941 words)

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